Ford Aspire Awarded 3 Stars, Chevrolet Enjoy Fails at 2017 Global NCAP Crash Tests
Recently Global NCAP test was conducted as a part of #SaferCarsForIndia campaign that tested Ford Figo Aspire compact sedan and Chevrolet Enjoy MPV. Just so you know both the cars were manufactured in India. While the Figo Aspire bagged three stars, the Chevrolet Enjoy failed in the crash test. Base variants of both the cars were tested in the New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP). Discussed below are the vehicle’s respective results.
Ford Figo Aspire performed well in the frontal crash test and received three stars. The Trend (entry-level) trim has dual front airbags as standard achieved three stars for adult occupant protection and two stars for child occupant protection. This means that those driving Aspire have chances of minimum injure in case of a mishap. The result also speaks volumes about the basic levels of safety that can be achieved as standard in the domestic market. It also highlights the progress in safety standards achieved by the carmaker when compared to the previous variant of Figo tested in the year 2014. For those unaware, Figo hatch failed miserably at the 2014 crash test and has made commendable improvement by achieving three stars rating this year.
Coming to Enjoy MPV, it obtained zero stars in the 64 kmph frontal offset collision test conducted for adult passenger protection. The base trim is not equipped with airbag and also has poor structural integrity, major reasons why it scored a duck. That said, Chevrolet Enjoy obtained two stars in the rear seat child occupants protection. It is embarrassing to see such cars in the Indian domestic market having inadequate levels of occupant protection.
General Motors made-in-India hatch- Chevrolet Beat failed a Latin NCAP crash test. Please note that the hatchback is sold as Spark GT in international markets. If we happen to look at previous years Global NCAP test it was quite shameful that 5 Made-in-India cars received zero rating, they were Hyundai Eon, Mahindra Scorpio, Renault Kwid, Maruti Eco and Maruti Celerio.